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Chalked up hands are the softest

#aw #heartmelting #shameless

According to Wikipedia, Murrin Provincial park, just South of Squamish BC, is most notable for a collection of petroglyphs found in it
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I doubt, however, that all the cars and camperized vans filling its parking lot all summer are bringing petroglyph hunters - I suspect some people go there for the 166 climbing routes and the granite crags #whoknows 
#cragdog #adventuredog #dognap 
#HoweSound #Squamish #crag #murrinpark #woodstock #PNW #happytails
#bernesemountaindogs #YVR #dogsofvancouver
#MECstaffer
Chalked up hands are the softest #aw  #heartmelting  #shameless  According to Wikipedia, Murrin Provincial park, just South of Squamish BC, is most notable for a collection of petroglyphs found in it . I doubt, however, that all the cars and camperized vans filling its parking lot all summer are bringing petroglyph hunters - I suspect some people go there for the 166 climbing routes and the granite crags #whoknows  #cragdog  #adventuredog  #dognap  #HoweSound  #Squamish  #crag  #murrinpark  #woodstock  #PNW  #happytails  #bernesemountaindogs  #YVR  #dogsofvancouver  #MECstaffer 
On the trails of Minnekhada park, looking at a rich wetland half covered in lily pads; .

We have spotted two beaver homes, duck and geese, a heron and a funny little bird flying up and down through the reeds and grasses (we nicknamed him Chook)
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We can hear the frogs loud and clear but can't spot them through the muck and the plants.

We are looking at a ... .
A) Swamp
B) Fen
C) Marsh
D) Bog

Answer (and say why) in the comments

#learnanewwordeveryday #ESL #lilypad #swamp #fen #marsh #bog #wetland #coquitlam #maillardville

#PNW #dogsthathike #dogsofinstagram #dogsofvancouver #bernesemountaindogs #legday
On the trails of Minnekhada park, looking at a rich wetland half covered in lily pads; . We have spotted two beaver homes, duck and geese, a heron and a funny little bird flying up and down through the reeds and grasses (we nicknamed him Chook) . We can hear the frogs loud and clear but can't spot them through the muck and the plants. We are looking at a ... . A) Swamp B) Fen C) Marsh D) Bog Answer (and say why) in the comments #learnanewwordeveryday  #ESL  #lilypad  #swamp  #fen  #marsh  #bog  #wetland  #coquitlam  #maillardville  #PNW  #dogsthathike  #dogsofinstagram  #dogsofvancouver  #bernesemountaindogs  #legday 
A slow sunset paddle in the cove.
So simple and #zen.

Few of us know how much work and patience is behind this photo of a regal Jolie on a SUP (#SUPerdog) .
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It started 3 years ago
A trembling furball under the captain's seat on her first boat trip with @andyinbootcove; .
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Her canoe-tipping threats on the foggy Kludahk with @fourthrook;

Her first real terrifying waves on Cowichan lake with @dangmcneil;

Her plain refusal to get on board the SCT's secret canoe with @meggieadventures and the following cries that the lake carried from the dock to us;

Her first taste of SUP with @charliethemaremmagoldenpup and her bailing .

Her first escape from a sea kayak in Kitsilano with @shanstrach @tammctavish and @marcau.negri 1

Who would have known that my dog's great distrust for anything floating would one day be eased by a 3 day canoe trip with @mason_gunneson and a dog-PFD that she wears like a superhero cape?

After 3 years of being patient, respecting her limits while pushing them every time a little more, now when I look at her and say Hop, she walks on the board, and sits in the front. #imthecaptainnow .
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I am so proud. Be ready for all the #dogonaboat photos this summer!!#ithasalreadybegun .
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 #dogdaysofsummer #dogsthatfloat #SUPdog #bernesemountaindogs #thedodo #PNW #Mydogismy #SUPerhero #scaredofskateboardsstill
A slow sunset paddle in the cove. So simple and #zen . Few of us know how much work and patience is behind this photo of a regal Jolie on a SUP (#SUPerdog ) . . It started 3 years ago A trembling furball under the captain's seat on her first boat trip with @andyinbootcove; . . Her canoe-tipping threats on the foggy Kludahk with @fourthrook; Her first real terrifying waves on Cowichan lake with @dangmcneil; Her plain refusal to get on board the SCT's secret canoe with @meggieadventures and the following cries that the lake carried from the dock to us; Her first taste of SUP with @charliethemaremmagoldenpup and her bailing . Her first escape from a sea kayak in Kitsilano with @shanstrach @tammctavish and @marcau.negri 1 Who would have known that my dog's great distrust for anything floating would one day be eased by a 3 day canoe trip with @mason_gunneson and a dog-PFD that she wears like a superhero cape? After 3 years of being patient, respecting her limits while pushing them every time a little more, now when I look at her and say Hop, she walks on the board, and sits in the front. #imthecaptainnow  . . I am so proud. Be ready for all the #dogonaboat  photos this summer!!#ithasalreadybegun  . . #dogdaysofsummer  #dogsthatfloat  #SUPdog  #bernesemountaindogs  #thedodo  #PNW  #Mydogismy  #SUPerhero  #scaredofskateboardsstill 
O, inline roller skates.

Likely imagined before the 17th century; officially invented in London, England, in 1760; cool in 1990's, dorky in the new millenia...
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 Found again, cool again, in 2018.
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 There are references to roller skates in 1743, but it wasn't until 1760 that Belgian woodworker and self-titled inventor John Joseph Merlin officially invented the inline skates. It is said that, from the beginning, stopping was a problem.

Thomas Busby's Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes (1805) recalls
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."One of his ingenious novelties was a pair of skaites contrived to run on wheels. Supplied with these and a violin, he mixed in the motley group of one of Mrs Cowleys' masquerades at Carlisle House; when not having provided the means of retarding his velocity, or commanding its direction, he impelled himself against a mirror of more than five hundred pounds value, dashed it to atoms, broke his instrument to pieces and wounded himself most severely." .
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Time has passed, but some things never change... Am I right?

Swipe left for a vintage selfie of John Joseph Merlin from the National Museum of Roller Skating

#historybits #dogsofvancouver #inlineskate #cool #sweet16 #watchmego #rollerskating like there's no tomorrow ... #nofilter #happytails #bernesemountaindogs #swipeleft
O, inline roller skates. Likely imagined before the 17th century; officially invented in London, England, in 1760; cool in 1990's, dorky in the new millenia... . . Found again, cool again, in 2018. . . There are references to roller skates in 1743, but it wasn't until 1760 that Belgian woodworker and self-titled inventor John Joseph Merlin officially invented the inline skates. It is said that, from the beginning, stopping was a problem. Thomas Busby's Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes (1805) recalls : . ."One of his ingenious novelties was a pair of skaites contrived to run on wheels. Supplied with these and a violin, he mixed in the motley group of one of Mrs Cowleys' masquerades at Carlisle House; when not having provided the means of retarding his velocity, or commanding its direction, he impelled himself against a mirror of more than five hundred pounds value, dashed it to atoms, broke his instrument to pieces and wounded himself most severely." . . Time has passed, but some things never change... Am I right? Swipe left for a vintage selfie of John Joseph Merlin from the National Museum of Roller Skating #historybits  #dogsofvancouver  #inlineskate  #cool  #sweet16  #watchmego  #rollerskating  like there's no tomorrow ... #nofilter  #happytails  #bernesemountaindogs  #swipeleft 
These days, most Canadians are still giving anxious looks to their snow banks that aren't melting fast enough.

The dogs of Vancouver on the other hand (paw) are seeking shade under the cherry blossoms, trying to cool down. .

#sorry #sorrynotsorry #PNW #blossoms .
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It is quite interesting how those trees from afar became a #paragon of the Canadian West Coast Spring. #newword .

When Vancouver was young, in the late 1800s until the 1940s, large, tall trees that would live long and provide a lot of shade were planted along streets and in parks: elm, maple, chestnut and plane, which are big and green and majestic today.

But in the middle of the 20th century, it was becomming clear that these were not the ideal urban ornamental trees one would have hoped for;  as they reached their mature #majestic size, the number of public complaintts about roots invading sewer lines, heaving sidewalks, and canopies that interfered with utility lines also reached majestic proportions. .
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Around that time (1930s) Vancouver had received 500 blossomming trees from the Japanese cities of Kobe and Yokohama to thank the city for honoring the Japanese Canadians who fought in World War I.

In these circumstances, the big green trees of Vancouver were gradually replaced by smaller, flowering cherry, plum and crabapple. There are now in Vancouver over 40,000 trees blossoming in April and May.

We are sitting under a Prunus serrulata, or 'Kwazan' Cherry tree, a fruitless cultivar native to China, Korea and Japan. .
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The #Kwazan was named after a mountain in Japan. Misspellings of the name abound. Thus you will sometimes see "Kwanza cherry" or even "Kwanzaa cherry." The original name 'Sekiyama' is rarely used.

#historybits #cherrybits #yvr #dogsofvancouver #bernesemountaindogs #bluesky #cherryblossom #beatourist #smartdogs #drooldrop #kwazancherry #notacorgi #beautifulbc #spring #flowers #helloBC
These days, most Canadians are still giving anxious looks to their snow banks that aren't melting fast enough. The dogs of Vancouver on the other hand (paw) are seeking shade under the cherry blossoms, trying to cool down. . #sorry  #sorrynotsorry  #PNW  #blossoms  . . It is quite interesting how those trees from afar became a #paragon  of the Canadian West Coast Spring. #newword  . When Vancouver was young, in the late 1800s until the 1940s, large, tall trees that would live long and provide a lot of shade were planted along streets and in parks: elm, maple, chestnut and plane, which are big and green and majestic today. But in the middle of the 20th century, it was becomming clear that these were not the ideal urban ornamental trees one would have hoped for;  as they reached their mature #majestic  size, the number of public complaintts about roots invading sewer lines, heaving sidewalks, and canopies that interfered with utility lines also reached majestic proportions. . . Around that time (1930s) Vancouver had received 500 blossomming trees from the Japanese cities of Kobe and Yokohama to thank the city for honoring the Japanese Canadians who fought in World War I. In these circumstances, the big green trees of Vancouver were gradually replaced by smaller, flowering cherry, plum and crabapple. There are now in Vancouver over 40,000 trees blossoming in April and May. We are sitting under a Prunus serrulata, or 'Kwazan' Cherry tree, a fruitless cultivar native to China, Korea and Japan. . . The #Kwazan  was named after a mountain in Japan. Misspellings of the name abound. Thus you will sometimes see "Kwanza cherry" or even "Kwanzaa cherry." The original name 'Sekiyama' is rarely used. #historybits  #cherrybits  #yvr  #dogsofvancouver  #bernesemountaindogs  #bluesky  #cherryblossom  #beatourist  #smartdogs  #drooldrop  #kwazancherry  #notacorgi  #beautifulbc  #spring  #flowers  #helloBC 
Jolie stole a stick from a 5 months old puppy.
Will the puppy get it back?

#fooled #liketakingcandyfromababy #gotcha #bernesemountaindog #bernesemountaindogs #fundays #tuesday
The first "Vista" of Sendero Diez Vistas offers a splendid view of the South part of Indian Arm and Bedwell Bay.

Go back 226 years and imagine how different the view was for the Salish people witnessing the British Capitain George Vancouver sailing in with his crew, looking for the Northwest Passage. At the time, the area was known as Tsaa-tsmat or Sasamat, meaning Cool Place #cool .

On the evening of June 13th, 1792, the Brits set camp on the shores facing today's Belcarra. After a night punctuated by curious Salish visitors and an unexpected rising tide waking up the crew, at 4 AM  Captain Vancouver looked North, basically to where Jolie and I stopped for a snack, and noted:
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. "A small opening extended to the northward with two little islets before it of little importance; could not be deemed navigable for shipping"

And so he went, leaving the North Arm to be explored by the Spaniards that would sail in two days later and sprinkle Spanish-sounding names all over their maps. Like Brazo de Floridablanca - which was later renamed Indian Arm. .

#historybits #indianarm #diezvistas #buntzenlake #portmoody #burrardinlet #girlsthathike #dogsthathike #beautiful #beautifulBC #beautifulbritishcolumbia #helloBC #LIVE4SNOW #MECstaffer #ourplanetdaily #spring
The first "Vista" of Sendero Diez Vistas offers a splendid view of the South part of Indian Arm and Bedwell Bay. Go back 226 years and imagine how different the view was for the Salish people witnessing the British Capitain George Vancouver sailing in with his crew, looking for the Northwest Passage. At the time, the area was known as Tsaa-tsmat or Sasamat, meaning Cool Place #cool  . On the evening of June 13th, 1792, the Brits set camp on the shores facing today's Belcarra. After a night punctuated by curious Salish visitors and an unexpected rising tide waking up the crew, at 4 AM Captain Vancouver looked North, basically to where Jolie and I stopped for a snack, and noted: . . "A small opening extended to the northward with two little islets before it of little importance; could not be deemed navigable for shipping" And so he went, leaving the North Arm to be explored by the Spaniards that would sail in two days later and sprinkle Spanish-sounding names all over their maps. Like Brazo de Floridablanca - which was later renamed Indian Arm. . #historybits  #indianarm  #diezvistas  #buntzenlake  #portmoody  #burrardinlet  #girlsthathike  #dogsthathike  #beautiful  #beautifulBC  #beautifulbritishcolumbia  #helloBC  #LIVE4SNOW  #MECstaffer  #ourplanetdaily  #spring 
The Squamish and Stawamus Rivers meet the sea in a stunning setting, the remnants of an ancient, raw Squamish of glaciers and volcanoes. .

The Squamish Estuary is the most southerly fiord type estuary on the Northwest coast of North America. Number 1 best estuary in my books.

Jolie wanted to take her bestie Soka up the Chief - since the stairs were covered in ice and the humans, carried away by optimism and the first glimpse of Spring, did not bring crampons, the team had to #bail
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We discovered the estuary instead. True friends have fun, regardless of where they go, mountain top or postcard worthy river #bff
#serendipity

#squamish #squamishestuary #bestfriend #bestfriendgoals #dogsthathike #hiketogetherstaytogether #hikingwithdogs #mountaindog #spring #PNW #Pawsthatwander #estuary #motherearth #earthlings #blueplanet
The Squamish and Stawamus Rivers meet the sea in a stunning setting, the remnants of an ancient, raw Squamish of glaciers and volcanoes. . The Squamish Estuary is the most southerly fiord type estuary on the Northwest coast of North America. Number 1 best estuary in my books. Jolie wanted to take her bestie Soka up the Chief - since the stairs were covered in ice and the humans, carried away by optimism and the first glimpse of Spring, did not bring crampons, the team had to #bail  . We discovered the estuary instead. True friends have fun, regardless of where they go, mountain top or postcard worthy river #bff  #serendipity  #squamish  #squamishestuary  #bestfriend  #bestfriendgoals  #dogsthathike  #hiketogetherstaytogether  #hikingwithdogs  #mountaindog  #spring  #PNW  #Pawsthatwander  #estuary  #motherearth  #earthlings  #blueplanet 
The signs promise that Vancouver's first 0-packaging market will open in early 2018. So we come and try the door every day. ... It's still locked.

There are two reasons why we are stoked about @nadagrocery setting up shop in our neighbourhood #MountPleasant

1- It is estimated that every year, 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world's ocean. . .
Plastic can take between 10 to 1000 years to biodegrade - it takes an average of 450 years for a regular plastic bottle, for example. .

Since plastic was only invented by Leo Hendrik Baekeland in 1907, a bit over 110 years ago, I can't help but think that a great majority of the plastic produced since the beginning of plastic times is still around, just brushed away from sight but piling up. 8 million more tons of it piles up every year.

In Canada, 39% of the plastic produced is for packaging. So while avoiding packaging will not make much of a dent in the world's plastic piles, it is an easy enough way to at least contribute to slowing its growth. #chooseyourbattles  #ClimbMountainsNotGarbage .

2- The second reason we're stoked is buckets of package-free cookies. #freethecookies .
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#bulk #masonjar #byob #bringyourownbag #wereready #bringthecookies #0waste#zerowaste #zerowastelife #zerowastevancouver #zerowastecooking
#zerowastecookies #zerowastedog
#vncvr #vancouver #bernesemountaindog #everydayhero #myjenniferlawrencemoment
The signs promise that Vancouver's first 0-packaging market will open in early 2018. So we come and try the door every day. ... It's still locked. There are two reasons why we are stoked about @nadagrocery setting up shop in our neighbourhood #MountPleasant  1- It is estimated that every year, 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world's ocean. . . Plastic can take between 10 to 1000 years to biodegrade - it takes an average of 450 years for a regular plastic bottle, for example. . Since plastic was only invented by Leo Hendrik Baekeland in 1907, a bit over 110 years ago, I can't help but think that a great majority of the plastic produced since the beginning of plastic times is still around, just brushed away from sight but piling up. 8 million more tons of it piles up every year. In Canada, 39% of the plastic produced is for packaging. So while avoiding packaging will not make much of a dent in the world's plastic piles, it is an easy enough way to at least contribute to slowing its growth. #chooseyourbattles  #ClimbMountainsNotGarbage  . 2- The second reason we're stoked is buckets of package-free cookies. #freethecookies  . . . #bulk  #masonjar  #byob  #bringyourownbag  #wereready  #bringthecookies  #0waste #zerowaste  #zerowastelife  #zerowastevancouver  #zerowastecooking  #zerowastecookies  #zerowastedog  #vncvr  #vancouver  #bernesemountaindog  #everydayhero  #myjenniferlawrencemoment 
新年快樂
It is the year of the dog. 
The dog wants celebratory dumplings.
#dogplings .
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Did you know that, the more dumplings you can eat on Lunar New Year, the more money will come your way in the coming year? .
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I better warn you now, there are not many dollars left for you... better hurry! #getinmybelly

#新年快樂 #chucmungnammoi #yearofthedog #thoseeyes  #whatdogwantsdoggets #dumplings #homemade #diy #nomnomnom #celebrateeveryday #cheatday #cheatweek #cheatlifestyle #notacorgi
新年快樂 It is the year of the dog. The dog wants celebratory dumplings. #dogplings  . . Did you know that, the more dumplings you can eat on Lunar New Year, the more money will come your way in the coming year? . . I better warn you now, there are not many dollars left for you... better hurry! #getinmybelly  #新年快樂  #chucmungnammoi  #yearofthedog  #thoseeyes  #whatdogwantsdoggets  #dumplings  #homemade  #diy  #nomnomnom  #celebrateeveryday  #cheatday  #cheatweek  #cheatlifestyle  #notacorgi 
The Hunt
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Jolie has heard that in early February, a marmot can decide how much longer Winter will last just by coming out and looking at the ground.
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But the pooch has not had enough of Winter yet, so out she went, roaming in the mountains, keeping them marmots in their holes.
#groundhogday .

#funfacts 
1- Groundhog day was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in 1887, the love child of the Christian Celebration of Candlemas and the "pagan" Irish celebration of Imbolc
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(Both mark the halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It was (is) common belief that if the day is fine and crisp on Candlemas, then there is more Winter to come than what has passed; but if it is mild and cloudy, Spring is near. #historybits)

2-February 2nd is also known as Crèpe day #nomnomnom #crepedayeveryday .
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#dogdaysofwinter #fiftyshadesofsnow #goatworthy #goals #legday #marmot #whereareyou #illfindyou #skiseason #juststarted #PNW #live4snow #bernesemountaindog #winterdog #mountaindog #hotdog
The Hunt . Jolie has heard that in early February, a marmot can decide how much longer Winter will last just by coming out and looking at the ground. . But the pooch has not had enough of Winter yet, so out she went, roaming in the mountains, keeping them marmots in their holes. #groundhogday  . #funfacts  1- Groundhog day was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania in 1887, the love child of the Christian Celebration of Candlemas and the "pagan" Irish celebration of Imbolc . (Both mark the halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It was (is) common belief that if the day is fine and crisp on Candlemas, then there is more Winter to come than what has passed; but if it is mild and cloudy, Spring is near. #historybits ) 2-February 2nd is also known as Crèpe day #nomnomnom  #crepedayeveryday  . . . #dogdaysofwinter  #fiftyshadesofsnow  #goatworthy  #goals  #legday  #marmot  #whereareyou  #illfindyou  #skiseason  #juststarted  #PNW  #live4snow  #bernesemountaindog  #winterdog  #mountaindog  #hotdog 
Just steps from my home there is a Korean grocer: Kim's Mart. It sells homemade tofu and smells like baked sweet potatoes - that's cause they sell baked sweet potatoes to-go!

From my last adventure at Kim's, I brought back something labelled Tong Ho.
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. "It's a house plant" said the pooch.

A disapointed statement not too far from the truth: Tong Ho are edible chrysanthemum leaves, a plant from the daisy family rich in potassium and vitamin B. .

I sauteed them and found them very fragrant, their perfume reminding me of dandelion flowers - I am excited to try them in a soup, I heard that's where they really shine!

Jolie was unexcited. She does miss the good old days when the cheese shelves of @ottavio.victoria were our go-to adventure grounds. It's when I try to feed her a piece of green that she misses those days the most. .

#imadog #greensareforrabbits #youdontmakefriendswithsalad 
#doglife #pawesome #dogsofinstagram #bernesemountaindog #bordercollie #tongho #culinary #edibles #ediblearrangements #edibleplants #kimsmart #ilovevancouver #explore #koreanfood #recipes #chrysanthemum
Just steps from my home there is a Korean grocer: Kim's Mart. It sells homemade tofu and smells like baked sweet potatoes - that's cause they sell baked sweet potatoes to-go! From my last adventure at Kim's, I brought back something labelled Tong Ho. . . . "It's a house plant" said the pooch. A disapointed statement not too far from the truth: Tong Ho are edible chrysanthemum leaves, a plant from the daisy family rich in potassium and vitamin B. . I sauteed them and found them very fragrant, their perfume reminding me of dandelion flowers - I am excited to try them in a soup, I heard that's where they really shine! Jolie was unexcited. She does miss the good old days when the cheese shelves of @ottavio.victoria were our go-to adventure grounds. It's when I try to feed her a piece of green that she misses those days the most. . #imadog  #greensareforrabbits  #youdontmakefriendswithsalad  #doglife  #pawesome  #dogsofinstagram  #bernesemountaindog  #bordercollie  #tongho  #culinary  #edibles  #ediblearrangements  #edibleplants  #kimsmart  #ilovevancouver  #explore  #koreanfood  #recipes  #chrysanthemum 
This summer, my Nalgene water bottle fell from a pannier and lost its head.
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The story could have ended there, but then, a friend of mine told me to hold onto it, because it is a very rare thing to break a Nalgene bottle, so rare that @nalgeneco sends you a T-Shirt and a certificate when you do.
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My friend and my addiction to contests and giveaways convinced me to hold on to it.
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For months.
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This is about to end. Bye Bye Nalgene, have fun on your Recycling Truck road trip! XOX
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PS @dangmcneil can stop making fun of me for keeping a broken bottle now.

#Nalgene #Nalgenedogs #NalgeneMemes #nalgenebottle #Nalgeneadventures #nalgenebottle #nalgenesofinstagram #Nalgenehashtag #Indestructible #Titanic #gamblingaddiction #bernesemountaindog
This summer, my Nalgene water bottle fell from a pannier and lost its head. . The story could have ended there, but then, a friend of mine told me to hold onto it, because it is a very rare thing to break a Nalgene bottle, so rare that @nalgeneco sends you a T-Shirt and a certificate when you do. . My friend and my addiction to contests and giveaways convinced me to hold on to it. . For months. . This is about to end. Bye Bye Nalgene, have fun on your Recycling Truck road trip! XOX . . . PS @dangmcneil can stop making fun of me for keeping a broken bottle now. #Nalgene  #Nalgenedogs  #NalgeneMemes  #nalgenebottle  #Nalgeneadventures  #nalgenebottle  #nalgenesofinstagram  #Nalgenehashtag  #Indestructible  #Titanic  #gamblingaddiction  #bernesemountaindog